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kindle Ù Have His Carcase Ö Paperback read Ò dorothy l. sayers ¶ ❴Ebook❵ ➧ Have His Carcase Author Dorothy L. Sayers – Mystery writer Harriet Vane recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath seeks solace on a barren beach desertedIth his throat cutFrom the moment she photographs the corpse which soon disappears with the tide she is puzzled by a mystery that might have been suicide murder or a This is the eighth book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey We first meet Harriet Vane crime writer and previously on trial for murder in “Strong Poison” She then vanished in the next novel “Five Red Herrings” which I struggled with and so I was pleased to become re acuainted with her in this storyThe book opens with Harriet Vane on a walking tour when she finds the body of a man on a beach His throat has been cut and with the tide coming in Harriet attempts to contact the police – but this involves such a long journey that the body has vanished by the time she manages to alert anyone The next morning the police and press are all gathered at the seaside watering place where Harriet is staying and then Lord Peter Wimsey arrivesThe victim turns out to be a Russian professional dancer who not only was paid to dance with the elderly ladies who visit the hotel but had actually proposed marriage to one of them – a very wealthy and seemingly heartbroken lady named Mrs Weldon As the investigation unfolds though nothing seems to be clear cut – there are disappearing witnesses letters in ciphers and even tales of Bolsheviks I enjoyed this far than the previous “Five Red Herrings” Harriet Vane was involved in this plot but she did not take over and Lord Peter Wimsey had a large part in the investigation Dorothy LSayers did not only create a fantastic sleuth in Wimsey but gave him a good array of friends and family to flesh out the books; so we have the intrepid Bunter tailing a suspect and a mention of his new brother in law Parker as well as lots of local police input Overall an enjoyable addition to the series and I look forward to reading on

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Political plotWith the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey she finds a reason for detective pursuit as Have His MOBI #190 only the two of them can pursue Where I got the book my bookshelf Continuing my re read of the Wimsey booksThe plot novelist Harriet Vane takes a walking vacation along the south coast of England to work on the plot of her latest murder mystery but finds the body of a young man instead Her suitor Lord Peter Wimsey is uickly on the scene but the investigators are puzzled All the signs seem to point to a particular perpetrator but his alibi for the time of death is rock solid Something is wrong with the picture but whatHaving waded through Five Red Herrings I now feel like I'm on the downhill slope of this reading marathon And what delights are before me Have His Carcase Murder Must Advertise The Nine Tailors and Gaudy Night are imho the Golden Age of the Wimsey books Sayers simply seems to hit her stride with Have His Carcase and the energy doesn't uit till Busman's Honeymoon where Wimsey and Vane simply become too uotation ridden to be believable One of the beauties of Have His Carcase is the introduction of the inside of Harriet Vane's head which is a delightfully down to earth counterpart to Wimsey's flights of fancy She is practical forthright and yet never overly wonderful her insecurities and mistakes are laid bare for all to see and she's definitely not always reasonable where Wimsey is concerned The introduction of a fully rounded character into the Wimsey books forces Sayers to make Wimsey himself vulnerable even as the list of his accomplishments stretches toward the exaggeratedThe only place where my attention flags a bit in this book is the long explanation of the code cracking although it is very clever and no doubt puzzle buffs must thoroughly enjoy it I noticed for the first time that my 1977 edition was typeset the old fashioned way making the code grids rather wobbly I'm so glad I kept it because it reminds me of how books used to be before all this newfangled computer stuff came in I would truly like to own the yellow jacketed Gollancz hardbacks the form in which I discovered the series in my school library but I imagine they are collector's items and priced accordinglyIf I thought really hard about this novel I would probably discover its flaws; Sayers herself cheerfully admitted that she screwed up sometimes But I was too busy reading it

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Have His CarcaseMystery writer Harriet Vane recovering from an unhappy love affair and its aftermath seeks solace on a barren beach deserted but for the body of a bearded young man w The best remedy for a bruised heart is not as so many people seem to thinkrepose upon a manly bosomI think Have His Carcase is the book where Sayers begins to make the transition between a standard Golden Age detective story and the much interesting and engaging I find novels which make up most of the Wimsey Vane stories As much as the earlier novels are fun to read with some very entertaining secondary characters I think this is really the point where both Harriet and Peter start to acuire the depth that they really need as characters if the reader is supposed to buy their relationship as being able to function on a level other than the standard trope Designated Love Interest oneThe plot was I think overly convoluted artificial and implausible although still miles better than say Clouds of Witness I do not think I can ever contemplate the denouement of that book without cringing a little at the sheer implausibility of it I'm not sure how it could have been thought to be a suicide at all given the violence of the death wound I did however like the way in which Sayers wove the solving of the mystery in with the fact that Harriet is herself a mystery writer and even a certain slyly humourous acknowledgement of the conventions of the Golden Age detective novel I was terribly amused at Harriet's thinking that it would be very fun if the man on the rock turned out to be dead and would therefore be found by a famous murder mystery writer and then the dead pan Harriet's luck was in There is than a little acknowledgement of the artificiality of the genre especially with the endless constructions and reconstructions of what might happen and the obsessive gathering of pieces of 'evidence' that usually turn out to be worthlessThere were also points in which I felt that the plot could be trimmed slightly the solving of the code for example My eyes just glazed over and I skipped forwards several pages While I'm sure Dorothy L Sayers was delighted to show us all that she had constructed a code that actually worked I frankly couldn't have given a monkeysThe verbal sparring between Harriet and Peter was a treat as always and it was their interaction that provided most of the tension and the drama I loved how much we got to see of Peter outside of the foppish persona he's built up for himself and how Harriet is being developed much warts and all The tentative attraction that developed in Strong Poison is developed here into an even tentative courtship that is slowly ever so slowly being built on and which will eventually climax in Gaudy Night I don't think it's as strong a novel as Gaudy Night then again that's one of my favourite ever books but I do think it's well on the way to developing the characters which are the reason that it is my favourite